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Is transhumanism passé?

Simon Smith at wonders if the term transhumanism is now past its best before date because he thinks the ideals it proposes have now moved into the mainstream consciousness. So it’s not a question of whether to enhance human beings using technology but more a question of when to do it. See Is transhumanism becoming anachronistic?.

He cites the following article at New Scientist Premium- The new incredibles: Enhanced humans (need registration) as an example of this. Another one I noted a week or so back is Popular Mechanics – Redefining The Human: The Upgradable You.

Certainly the Extropy Institute agrees with him and see its ideas in the public sphere now allowing it to move on into new directions. See Extropy Institute: NEXT STEPS รขโ‚ฌโ€ Extropy Institute is closing its doors and opening a window for a proactive future.

Probably a good time to submit my thesis before it gets too out of date ๐Ÿ™‚ But then again there’s 4000 year old material in there from Ancient Egypt so it’s probably too late all ready.

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